Online Speech Therapy
for Stuttering in Adults

Stuttering or stammering is a non-fluency disorder that may occur in adults. Stuttering poses a number of challenges every day. We refrain from going on outings, talking to strangers, ordering food in a restaurant, or even giving a speech at work. It can be extremely difficult to live with a non-fluent speech disorder such as Stuttering. We realize what it takes to live with Stuttering and to face all the challenges that come with it. We have been working with a variety of people who have Stuttering. We have taken this journey one too many times to not know the struggle there is to be a Person with Stuttering (PWS). It takes courage, determination, and a lot of hard work in order to overcome stuttering. As Speech Therapists, we help you treat Stuttering and to be able to live your life to your maximum potential. Hard work is key. All the techniques, exercises, and tips you learn will remain with you lifelong and even in the case of relapse, they will help you out! If you are looking for online speech therapy for stuttering then BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION CALL NOW!

Why Choose Sounderic for Online Speech Therapy For Stuttering in Your Adults?

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Autism and Social Communication Disorder


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Articulation and Phonological Disorder

What is stuttering ?

Stuttering is a speech disorder where the forward flow of speech is interrupted by repetitions and prolongations of sounds and syllables, silent pauses, or blocks where the person who stutters(PWS) is unable to produce sounds, atypical rate of speech accompanied by tension, struggle and secondary behaviours. For example: "Sssssomeday we will go", "I-I-I-I need water".
Stuttering can have an impact on self-esteem and interactions with other people. It has a social, emotional, psychological, and functional impact on PWS. Increased social anxiety and negative thoughts and feelings, decreased self-confidence reduce the quality of life.

Stuttering in Adults

Researchers currently believe that stuttering is caused by a combination of factors, including genetics, language development, environment, as well as brain structure and function. Working together, these factors can influence the speech of a person who stutters.

Seniors may begin to stutter often due to neurogenic reasons. Perhaps a stroke has altered areas of their brain that control language processing and correct formulation of words. Perhaps a fall or bump may have caused a concussion or other mental conditions. Like any other speech disorder, it requires therapy and practice to treat or manage it.

Types of Stuttering 

There are 2 main types of stuttering:

  • Developmental stuttering – the most common type of stammering that happens in early childhood when speech and language skills are developing quickly

  • Acquired or late-onset stammering – is relatively rare and happens in older children and adults as a result of a head injury, stroke or progressive neurological condition. It can also be caused by certain drugs, medicines, or psychological or emotional trauma

Myths of Stuttering?

Unpredicted variation in fluency along with no abnormalities in the oral peripheral mechanism makes stuttering mysterious, and in turn, prone to evoke speculations about its cause and treatment modalities.

Myth one- There are deformities in the speech organs such as the tongue, palate or jaw of the person who stutters and is unable to be moved properly.

Myth two- Forcing left-handed children to use their right hand might cause stuttering in childhood. 

Myth three- Working mothers in India contributes to poor emotional development of the child leading to stuttering in early childhood.

Myth four- Medicines or Ayurvedic treatment can help
get rid of stuttering.

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What Causes Stuttering?

Stuttering can co-occur with other speech disorders as well. Risk factors for persistent Stuttering can include a
1. Family history of persistent stuttering,
2. Co-occurring speech and language impairments, time duration since onset of greater than 6 to 12 months, or no improvements over several months.
3. It also has a genetic component to it, therefore, an increased incidence of stuttering is noted amongst first-degree relatives such as a sibling or parent.
4. Brain differences: Studies show that children with stuttering showed differences in the way their brain works when they speak.
5. It is also seen that boys are more likely to continue stammering as compared to girls.​
6. Abnormalities in speech motor control. Some evidence indicates that abnormalities in speech motor control, such as timing, sensory and motor coordination, may be involved.​

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How many people in India have stuttering ?

The prevalence of stuttering in India is 10% as compared to countries like Great Britain, Australia, and America, which have prevalences of 0.75-1%. That is an estimated 11 to 12 million people in India. According to a survey report, only 45% of people with stuttering know about speech therapy as a treatment option while 55 % are still unaware.

What is the role of a speech therapist? 

A speech-language pathologist plays a major role in assessing, screening, diagnosing, preparing, and administering a treatment plan for the stuttering disorder. The speech therapist creates awareness and debunks myths related to stuttering. They counsel individuals and families and provide education about self-acceptance and reduce negative reactions. They majorly focus on building an intervention plan that will focus on functional outcomes and teaching recent evidence-based techniques in the session. They also provide you with information about local support groups and advocate for your needs.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Stuttering?

1. Part-word repetition of sounds and syllables (p-p-p-pot)

2. Prolonged sounds (Ttttttttttttable)

3. Blocks or stops( Difficulty getting sounds/words out, feeling stuck)

4. Avoiding words that are difficult to say

5. Shy around people or strangers, or shows anxiety when trying to speak

6. Dysfluent under certain speaking situations, and unexpected fluency in others.

7. Secondary behaviours like hand/foot-tapping, blinking, no eye contact, clenchings fists, jaw jerks, tremors in lips/jaw, facial ticks.

How does online speech therapy for stuttering work?

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Treatment for Stuttering

Management and Treatment of Stuttering is a journey. A journey that will come to fruition once you accept and work on it.

Step 1: Our speech-language pathologists will perform a comprehensive assessment to identify the areas of need.

Step 2: We make a customized speech therapy plan for you. You will be an active participant in the process of planning. We work on goals that target real-life situations and give you the desired results.  

Step 3: Our experienced speech-language pathologists work intensively with you to implement the plan. We work on improving your fluency in various settings whether it is at work, socially, or with family.

Practice the techniques taught to you by the speech-language pathologist and identify the ones that work best for you.  Use the techniques in the real world.


“Speaking is such an important aspect of our life but people who can easily converse often tend to not notice this fact easily....but people like me who are facing some or many problems while speaking even a simple sentence understand its importance. After 2/3 years when I detected, I had a stammer/block hurdle while speaking I decided to consult a therapist and came across Sanya Mam's Sounderic. Not a single day after that I felt she was my therapist. A friend is a perfect word to describe how she interacted with me. Simple tricks and lessons made me realize that it's not so hard to overcome your problem but yes you need to practice it continuously even when you feel you are doing good. This was the most important lesson mam taught me. So I will encourage all the people who face such problems that come out and seek help because it's really normal to have such a problem and it doesn't feel weird at all. Accepting our problems and acting upon them is the best we can do and with Sounderic I assure you that the results would be great but only if you yourself wish for it.”                                            Yash Shahane

“When I realized I needed therapy to get better at speaking, I explored the possibilities of online therapy and the search ended here at Sounderic. The team is very dedicated and although the sessions were timed, they went above and beyond to deliver the best.

                                     Ajo Jacob


“I was a great experience undergoing sessions under Ms. Sanya. Undergoing sessions under her not only improved my social anxiety, but also improved my fluency, and tone of voice. I also learned to be assertive in social situations.”

                                      Gaurav Singh

“I developed stuttering issues as a teenager and kept ignoring it for a long time. Sanya (from Sounderic) helped me get through it step by step. Speech therapy can immensely improve communication skills in your personal and professional lives. So, don't hesitate even if you're an adult..”

                                    Sujatro Majumder

Why choose Sounderic for Online speech therapy for Stuttering?

Stuttering can greatly interfere with work and social interactions. The treatment can consist of a number of aspects like Speech Therapy and Psychological counseling. Treatment of Stuttering is a journey that will only come to fruition if you work hard on it and practice all strategies and techniques regularly. The lack of understanding about stuttering, which could be eliminated through counseling during a speech therapy session, needs to be exposed. After an evaluation, the speech therapist will teach Direct and Indirect strategies to help make it easier for you to talk. We work on increasing awareness of stuttering and secondary behaviours, reducing the instances of stutter, decreasing the tension and struggle of stuttering moments, working to decrease word or situation avoidance; Using effective communication skills; and,Increasing overall communication confidence.

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When to get help? 

  • If your speech has worsened and there are a lot of repetitions.

  • If you avoid words that are difficult to say.

  • If you feel social anxiety when trying to speak.

  • There is a family history of stuttering.

  • If stuttering is impacting your daily life.

  • If because of stuttering you have difficulty forming friends, having conversations, 


Stuttering treatment for Adults

Stuttering treatment for adults consists of :

1. Strategies to increase fluency and develop communication skills

2. Working on feelings associated with stammering, such as fear and anxiety

3. Speech therapy. Speech therapy can teach you to slow down your speech and learn to notice when you stutter. You may speak very slowly and deliberately when beginning speech therapy, but over time, you can work up to a more natural speech pattern.

4. Cognitive behavioural therapy. This type of psychotherapy can help you learn to identify and change ways of thinking that might make stuttering worse. It can also help you resolve stress, anxiety or self-esteem problems related to stuttering.

List of a few exercises and techniques for Stuttering treatment

1. Relaxation

2. Breathing

3. Prolongation

4. Pull-outs

5. Cancellation

6. Light Contact

7. Pausing

8. Voluntary stuttering

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q. Why am I stuttering all of a sudden?

A. Sudden stuttering can be caused due to a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or any brain disorder. This type of stuttering is called neurogenic stuttering. Emotional distress, nervousness, and fear of public speaking or pressure can also cause sudden stuttering in individuals.

Q. What is the cause of stuttering?

A. Stuttering can be a result of genetic involvement as it's seen that stuttering runs in families. It can also be caused due to an abnormality in the timing, sensory, and coordination of speech motor control.

Q. How to overcome stuttering?

A. Speech therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy work wonder in overcoming stuttering. Individual needs to be motivated to attend therapy and practice intensively to see the desired results.

Q. Is stuttering permanent?

A. Research shows that children who started speech therapy at an early stage have shown a better prognosis and overcome stuttering quickly as compared to children who started late. Similarly, adults can start speech therapy as soon as possible which will facilitate their progress and get back to living their life. The aim of therapy is to make communication as effective as possible. 

Q. Is there a cure for stuttering?

A. Yes, we provide online speech therapy for adults with fluency disorders. Speech therapy has been proven to be very effective in treating stuttering disorders. Treatment may not eliminate stuttering forever but it will help the client have effective and fluent communication.

Q. What causes stuttering later in life?

A. Stuttering can be due to a brain disorder, stroke, traumatic brain injury or head injury, progressive neurological conditions, emotional distress, nervous and fearful situations, etc. 

Q. Why have I started stuttering?

A. Stuttering can be due to neurogenic, stress-related conditions like unexpected emotional distress, reoccurrence or relapse of stuttering, idiopathic or unknown reasons, or drug-related reasons. 

Q. Can stuttering be a sign of a seizure?

A. Neurological disorders that over time damage multiple brain functions like Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, and Epilepsy cause the onset of stuttering and other speech impediments in adults. It makes it extremely difficult to form, arrange, and speak words.

Q. Is stuttering contagious?

A. Stuttering is not contagious like the common cold and is not the result of bad parenting, a stressful childhood, or a traumatic event.

Q. Can stress cause stuttering?

A. Yes, stress, excitement, or frustration can cause stuttering to become more severe.